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  • Ancient Tomb Of The Apis Bulls
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    Years ago in Memphis, Egypt, archaeologists unearthed the ancient tomb of the Apis-bulls and could hardly believe what they found. Leading to the tomb itself was a broad paved avenue lined by lions carved out of stone. To enter the tomb, one walked through a long and high arched corridor cut into solid rock. It extended for 2,000 feet and was 20 feet wide and 20 feet tall. Many recesses along each side of the corridor had been carved into the rock and each held the ornately entombed remains of A...
  • Celtic Spirituality
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    In doing this assignment, I was looking forward to becoming more appreciative of nature, and all that it has to offer us, wanting a better understanding of it all. It seems that we take all of the beauty of our earth for granted, we are spoiled and it shows. In completing this practicum, I hoped to return to a state of mind where everything I see has beauty in it, like a baby seeing things for the first time, when everything is so fascinating, that touching it in complete awe is all I want to do...
  • Ski Equipment And Snowmobile
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    Creative Writing: Year Long Period of Solitary Confinement and What I Would Bring With Me During my assignment of a one year long period of solitary confinement on Antarctica the three things that I would bring with me would be: a computer equipped with internet access and teleconferencing capabilities; my ski equipment including my climbing gear; and a snowmobile that is run by electricity because of a lack of Mobil stations at the South Pole. The computer, ski equipment, and snowmobile would a...
  • Planar Fabric In A Metamorphic Rock
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    October 11, 1999 Classifying Rocks Rocks are classified to make it easier on people to identify them in the future. This can be done by a numerous amount of ways. Each rock type has their own specific ways, but there are two distinct characteristics that apply to all. These are texture and composition. These two, along with many others helps to classify igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Igneous rocks are classified first by texture. This is broken down mainly into grain size. First th...
  • Permian Basin Area
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    Historical Geology of The Permian Basin One of the largest oil producing areas of the world is located in West Texas. This area is known as the Permian Basin. Most of the oil is being produced from rocks formed in the Permian Period. The largest amounts of these rocks are located in the Permian Basin and southeastern New Mexico. That is why this area is known as the Permian Basin. The main features of the Permian Basin was formed in the early part of the Paleozoic area but it wasn't until the Mi...
  • My Climb In Order
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    Prevailing Over The Rock About year ago, I overcame an arduous rock climb appropriately nick-named "the subway". I had flown up to the coast of Maine to be included in an Outward Bound expedition. After a tedious week of navigating a thirty-foot pull-boat, we arrived at Hurricane Island, which is the center of operations for the U.S. sailing expeditions of Outward Bound. It was around midday when I stood at the base of the rock face with the ten members of my team and two professional climbers. ...
  • Different Rocks In Water
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    I am going conduct an experiment to find the porosity of different rocks. The porosity of a rock is how much water it can hold, or the volume of air gaps that it has. To do this experiment I will soak different rocks in water and measure the differences. The equation for the porosity, expressed as a fraction is X 100 VOLUME OF PORE SPACE TOTAL VOLUME OF ROCK There are quite a lot of factors affecting the porosity of rocks. They include the following: Grain size If the grains are large then there...
  • Rocks Without Gold And Silver
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    Geologist The goal in mineral exploration is to find imperious meatless. It's what they call Ore. Ore is a mineral that have a lot of value. To find ore you want to identify target areas. Overtime narrow it down and pin point the ore of the minerals. The way geologists do this is first they would look at geological maps that show worth different rock types. Sometimes they use maps that people have already made. Geologist also uses geophysical maps to find out the different properties of rocks. G...
  • Due To Rock's Mother's Disapproval Of Sarah
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    The theme of Hugh Garner's 'The Sound of Hollyhocks'; concerns one of Canada's most serious social problems. The theme suggests how condescension and discrimination can have devastating effects on the people around us. The story is set in Pine hills Clinic where alcoholics and psychotics are placed to recover. Wilf Armstrong, an alcoholic at the clinic, ends up with 'Rock Hudson'; , who is a psychotic at the hospital, as his roommate. 'Rock Hudson'; was the nickname given to William Cornish Rans...
  • Top Of A Huge Rock
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    My Rock Climbing Experience I know that all of you have hobbies that you enjoy doing, and that you, more than likely, do quite well. I like to go rock climbing. Granted there is not to many places in East Texas that you can do this sport. Rock climbing is a sport that a friend of mine in California introduced me to but it is a sport that many people either enjoy watching or doing. I remember the very first time I went climbing. My friend, Paul who is an experienced climber, convinced me to go on...
  • Physical Changes In Igneous And Sedimentary Rocks
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    The rock cycle has only three types of rocks, igneous rock, sedimentary rock and metamorphic rock. Each of these rocks can form at the expense of the other. Igneous rocks are created when molten material such as magma (within the earth) or lava (on the surface) cools and hardens. The hot material crystallizes into different materials. The properties and sizes of the various crystals depend on the magmas composition and its rate of cooling. Examples of Igneous rock are Granite, Obsidian, Basalt, ...
  • Shenandoah And Great Smoky Mountains National Parks
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    The Appalachian The Appalachian Mountains The Appalachian mountain system dominates the Eastern United States and separates the Eastern seaboard from the interior with a belt of uplands that extends nearly 1,500 miles from northeastern Alabama to the Canadian border. ; They are old, complex mountains, eroded from much older and greater ranges. The present topography is a result of erosion that has carved the weak rocks away, leaving a skeleton of resistant rocks behind as highlands. Because of t...

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